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Hibiclens has been trusted by hospitals and healthcare professionals for more than 40 years. The 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) solution for skin cleansing and antisepsis is used within acute care and post-acute care facilities for caregiver hand washing as well as extensively for patient hand washing and bathing.

As providers seek to meet government mandates to substantially reduce HAIs by 2020, Hibiclens offers a means of addressing the three categories of infections: Device-related, MDROs and SSls.

Strong clinical evidence supports Hibiclens efficacy. Unlike other non CHG antimicrobial soaps, Hibiclens not only begins killing germs immediately, it bonds with the skin and keeps on killing microorganisms, even after washing, to provide extended protection against a wide range of bacteria, including MRSA.1

Proven to be gentle enough for daily use,2 Hibiclens washes away cleanly, leaving a layer of protection without any sticky residue. Non CHG antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers offer no lasting defense after the soap is rinsed off or the alcohol has dried.

As simple and easy to use as any liquid soap,3 Hibiclens has been proven to be an effective skin cleansing option1 – in addition to binding to the skin and leaving a layer of protection (without any sticky residue).

Hibiclens is:

  • Fast-acting – begins to kill germs on contact4
  • Continues killing germs for up to 24 hours5
  • Proven to significantly reduce C. difficile,MRSA and other infections7
  • Gentle enough for daily use2

Partnering with clinicians

Mölnlycke supports a wide range of care providers with tools for infection control programs as well as patient education. Gentle, effective Hibiclens cleanser with 4% CHG is available in several sizes and formulations, including a 4 oz. foam applicator that is user-friendly and economical for short-term use.

Mölnlycke’s surgical site infection (SSI) prevention support program includes:

  • Staff education and training
  • Tools to measure success
  • Help in identifying internal champions
  • Patient education/instruction tools
  • Compliance resources

If you would like to learn more about Hibiclens or the Hibiclens Compliance Toolkit, contact us at

  1. Final Report 041101-201. Final Report 040907-150.
  2. PRACs Report #R05-0225
  3. Mölnlycke Health Care, Data on File. Study # R05-0225.
  4. Paulson, Daryl S. Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting? Infection Control Today 2005; Vol 9. No 4.
  5. MBT Study No. 582-106, Study Protocol # 582.
  6. Rupp, Mark E. et al. Hospital-Wide Chlorhexidine Patient Bathing Project. University of Nebraska Medical Center 2010. Poster presented at 2010 SHEA Annual Scientific Meeting.
  7. Climo, Michael W., et al. The Effect of Daily Bathing with Chlorhexidine on the Acquisition of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, and Healthcare-associated Bloddstream Infections: Results of a Quasi-experimental Multicenter Trial. Critical Care Medicine. 2009;37(6):1858-1865.